• Iconic Ames Boston Hotel Adds All-New Meeting & Event Spaces

     
    POSTED April 10, 2017
     

The Ames Boston Hotel has revealed its 1,700 square feet of all-new meeting and event space.

Located on the second floor, the two new spaces include Ames and Oliver & Oakes; they fit groups up to 125 people and feature a design inspired by American manufacturing, uniformity and ingenuity. They were designed by New York City-based architecture and design firm Glen and Co. Architecture.

On a seperate note, the hotel has announced that Chef Mary Dumont will offer customized catering menus for the meeting spaces. She also is opening a restaurant, Cultivar, later this year.

Ames Boston Hotel’s is also undergoing multi-million dollar renovation, which is slated for completion in spring 2017.

“The Ames Building is one of Boston’s most treasured structures, and I’m very pleased to introduce Ames and Oliver & Oakes as the city’s newest meeting and event space,” says Trish Berry, general manager. “We are now uniquely positioned to host intimate gatherings and large corporate affairs in a fully modernized, yet historic space, which offers incredible views of downtown Boston and the Old State House, paired with a truly chef-driven culinary experience.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.